(updated 09/21/14)

Campout sign-up deadline - Mon, Sep 22, midnight.   This is the deadline to register for Sep 26-28 campout.  For registration, click here.

Adult Pre-Campout Mtg - Tue, Sep 23, 6:00p.  Adults plan for the campout.

Troop Meeting - Tue, Sep 23, Scout Room.  Games & FCT at 6:30p, program at 7:00p.

Troop Campout - Fri-Sun, Sep 26-28.  The campout will be held at Lake Somerville State Park, which is northwest of Brenham.  For directions to site, click here.

Troop Meeting - Tue, Sep 30, Scout Room.  Games & FCT at 6:30p, program at 7:00p.

Troop Meeting - Tue, Oct 7, Scout Room.  Games & FCT at 6:30p, program at 7:00p.

Troop Committee Meeting - Thu, Oct 9, 6:00p, SJD Rm 208.

Troop Meeting - Tue, Oct 14, Scout Room.  Games & FCT at 6:30p, program at 7:00p.

Twin Bayou Merit Badge Fair - Sat, Oct 18.  Registration deadline is Oct 2.  For info & registration, click here (TBD website).

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events

At the Court of Honor on Tuesday, Sep 2, Troop 55 presented a over 500 merit badges and over 40 rank advancements earned over the summer.  If you earned a merit badge or new rank and did not receive your award at the Court of Honor, please see Mrs. Barnes at one of the upcoming Troop Meetings.

The next Court of Honor will be on Tuesday, Oct 28 at 6:30p.

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Merit Badge News

Merit Badge Fair:  The Merit Badge Fair for the Twin Bayou District will be held on Sat, Oct 18, at St Thomas High School.  The registration deadline is Oct 2.  For list of MBs offered, times, registration and other info, click here.

Counselors Wanted: If you are interested in being a Counselor for any of the Merit Badges, please contact Merit Badge Coordinator Monica Betz via email or stop by the sign-up table on a Tuesday evening.

Did you know the Troop has a recommended sequence for Scouts to take merit badge courses? Take a look the Troop Handbook on the Troop website, to see what history has taught us about age-appropriate merit badges.

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Volunteers

We need YOU!   In a Troop our size, the "official" adult leaders can’t possibly do it all.  We have both "outdoor" and "indoor" jobs for adult.  We’re friendly and supportive, we’ll train you, and you’ll have a great time.  Experience shows that, the more involved a Scout's parent is in the Troop’s adult leadership, the more likely the Scout is to remain in Scouting and someday earn the rank of Eagle Scout.

To volunteer or discuss how you can assist the troop, please contact Suanne Bouvier, our Scout Parent Coordinator, or stop by the sign-up table on Tuesday evening.

 

Advancement reports and contact lists
Updated advancement reports have been posted to this website.  There is a separate report for each scout that shows rank advancement, merit badges earned, and leadership positions held.  This information is based on the Court of Honor on Sep 2.  Click on "Records" under Advancement in the index.
 
Updated contact lists for scouts and adult leaders have also been posted.  The format has been changed to show the BSA registration number for each scout and adult.  Click on "Membership" in the index.

Calendar for 2014-15
The new calendar for Aug 2014 through Aug 2015 is now available.
Click on "Calendar of Events" in the index.

New Scoutmaster
At the Court of Honor on Sep 2, Robert Lombardi was installed as the new Scoutmaster.  Bill Helfand was recognized for his successful service as Scoutmaster over the past three years.  Mr. Helfand was awarded the title of Scoutmaster Emeritus.

Medical Forms
BSA has introduced new medical form for use starting March 2014.  If a scout has recently had a medical exam and used the older 2012 version of the medical form, that 2012 form will still be acceptable for summer camps in 2014. For the new medical forms, click this link.

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first class trail

FCT Advancement Sessions
Sep 23, 6:30p - before Troop Meeting
    - Reqmt F-9a, safe trip afloat
Sep 27-28 at Lake Somerville campout
    - Req S-3c,d,e,f, axe yard, fires, stoves
    - Reqmt F-7a,b, lashings, gadgets
    - Other items as needed
Sep 30, 6:30p - before Troop Meeting
    - Reqmt F-5, meet with civic leader
All FCT session are held at SJD unless otherwise stated.

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training

Youth Training:
NYLT, Dec 26-31  ►   Link

Adult Training:
Fast Start, online course   ►   Link
This is Scouting, online   ►   Link
Youth Protection, online   ►   Link
Youth Protection, "Live" version, at SJD
    Sat, Sep 20, 10:00a-11:15a
    Sun, Sep 21, 2:00p-3:15p
Climb Instructr,Part I,Oct 24-26 ► Contact
Climb Instructr,Part II,Dec 12-14► Contact
SM/ASM Specific, Nov 8   ►   Link
Outdoor Skills, Nov 12, 22-24 ► Link

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